The opening design for Anya

Most of Trinidad and Tobago along with millions of Lifetime TV’s Project Runway fans worldwide witnessed the announcement of TnT’s own Anya Ayoung Chee as the winner of Season 9.

The announcement came after 14 weeks of eliminations whereby budding designers competed for a chance to launch their clothing line. The prizes included start up cash, computer equipment, a magazine spread and a promotional platform to showcase and sell their designs.

Anya Ayoung Chee

Anya Ayoung Chee

From the very beginning Anya was portrayed as the under dog when she revealed that she had little to no sewing experience. She continued to show tenacity and resourcefulness week after week when she continued to impress the judges who all commented that her relaxed and easy going style reflected her vision and personality, an attribute that other designers struggled to infuse into their pieces.

Anya has throughout the competition maintained that this was an opportunity for the country to be proud, she has admitted that this was her passion and unlike her representation in the Miss Universe competition her heart is in this all the way.

Trinidadians and Tobagonians today continue to express their gratitude and pride in Miss Ayoung Chee’s achievement.

for more coverage of Anya’s journey on Project Runwway visit Lifetime